Definition of wax palm in English:

wax palm

Line breaks: wax palm


  • Either of two South American palm trees from which wax is obtained:
    • an Andean palm with a stem coated in a mixture of resin and wax (Ceroxylon alpinum, family Palmae).a carnauba.
    More example sentences
    • The wax palm is Colombia's national tree and itself a threatened species.
    • It is currently only thought to occur among the wax palms in the cloud forests of the Colombian Andes.
    • But if we don't do something, the wax palm and the yellow-eared parrot will disappear from the planet.

More definitions of wax palm

Definition of wax palm in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea